Greetings readers. Recently, I was inspired by Mr. Kirk Franklin (whose music I absolutely love and am constantly blessed by) to write an unconventional letter. When I popped in his new CD, it did not take long for the tears to slide down my cheeks. Song number one is entitled Hello Fear. This song is simply a letter to fear, letting it know that it is no longer welcome to rob a christian of his/her abundant, purpose-filled life. I began to think about where I am at this point in my life, and decided to write a letter of my own.
Hello Breakthrough! I have been waiting here so very long for you. It feels so great to finally see and hear from you. I am pleased that you will be staying for a while. I know that you have other people that are awaiting your arrival just as I was, but I just want to bask in your presence while you are here.
Breakthough, I have cried for you so often through my period of waiting for your arrival. I have cried unto my Father from the core of my soul and the pit of my stomach. You see, before you stopped by, I was in a long period of waiting for something to happen in my life. Apparently, my Father knew that I would not be able to handle you if He sent you to me earlier, so He decided to do some work on me to prepare me for your arrival. Now that you are here, I know exactly what I must do...PRAISE!!!!! I am so grateful to my Father for sending you to me, and I am so very excited and anxious to see what He is going to do with you and I next.
I must be honest with you though Breakthrough. I feel undeserving of you. I was not always patient or obedient while waiting on you. Sometimes, I even wanted to take the faith I had in my Father and just toss it in the trash because it felt like you were not coming fast enough. I am sad to say that in the most difficult times of wait, I even doubted that you were coming at all.
But now, here you are, as lovely and beautiful as ever! I pray that I do not abuse you. I pray that I stay humble. I pray that I am able to show my Father that I am grateful for you and for how He is going to use you in my life. I know that He must trust me with you right now, or He wouldn't have sent you. I don't know what He sees in me, but I know that He loves me.
Yes, HE LOVES ME! I am such a blessed child. Well, now that you are here, we have some mighty work to do. I must let others know how I had to wail, pray, and praise for many days and nights to get you here. You must help me testify to others about what my Father can and will do for those who have even the tiniest bit of faith in Him. Others should see you all over me. They should see you in my talk, attitude, and even my walk. Why yes Breakthough, you have absolutly changed my life! By my Father sending you to me..........................I will NEVER be the same again!
I don't know why You do the things that You do. I know it is not for me to understand. I often wonder why You love me so. I know that with You all things are possible. Thank you for sending the breakthough that will forever impact what You created me for. I want to lift up all those that are waiting for thier breakthough right now. Waiting is a difficult task that You have placed upon us, but I know that You will never leave or forsake us. Please forgive me for the times when my faith was little to none. You do exactly what You say You will do. We just must learn to wait on you. And, when you do answer our prayers and cries, thank You so very much for making it feel so sweet! I love you more and more each day! Amen.